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Collapse of two mutualistic organisms

  1. Jul 17, 2012 #1
    Are there any well-known/well-studied examples of an ecological collapse of two species that interact in a obligately mutualistic kind of way?

    As in, an extinction (or severe decrease in population) in the two species
    Also acceptable is a sudden increase in population (but that seems less likely)

    Really just any change between two obligately mutualistic species that has a lot of data on it

    I understand that this is a ridiculously open ended question
    At the moment I'm just trying to get a few ideas for a research project
    Hopefully someone who's more immersed in the literature can point me in a direction
    Thanks
     
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  3. Jul 22, 2012 #2
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